Keto Fried Chicken

Contributor: Emily Dingmann

Finally! A diet that lets you enjoy fried chicken. You’re going to love this Keto Fried Chicken and it’s easy to make.

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 4 hours, 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 and ½ lb. chicken legs (drumsticks)
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt + some for sprinkling
  • 2 eggs
  • Oil for frying (like canola, vegetable, or peanut)


  1. Combine chicken and whipping cream together in a bowl. Refrigerate for at least four hours, or up to 24 hours.
  2. Take chicken out of refrigerator at least half an hour before cooking.
  3. Heat pot of oil to 350°F.
  4. Whisk together almond flour, cayenne pepper and salt in another large bowl.
  5. Whisk together eggs in a medium bowl.
  6. Dredge chicken through flour mixture, then through egg wash, then through flour mixture again. Repeat with all pieces of chicken.
  7. Fry chicken for about 5-10 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. (Larger pieces will take longer, as will dark meat.)
  8. Remove chicken from oil and let rest on a wire drying rack. Sprinkle with salt.